How to: Make Tiramisu

I love tiramisu. And I also love that it does not require any baking.

 

Here’s a very simple recipe:

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You’ll need-

– 3 egg yolks (I usually buy the eggs on the day I make this, so they’re as fresh as possible. You’re basically going to consume raw egg yolks so its probably best to also buy the best & freshest eggs you can find. You really wouldnt wanna use eggs which have been sitting around for weeks.)

– 1.5- 2 tablespoons of sugar (You can use as little or as much sugar as you like. 1 – 2 tablespoons would be just nice.)

– 250 gm mascarpone cheese (Buy the smaller tub you find at the supermarket.)

– 1 cup strong espresso, cooled (I use 3 coffee bags, steeped in boiling water, to make “strong expresso”.)

– 2- 3 tablespoons of Baileys Irish Cream. Or rum if you have that.

– Lady fingers/ sponge fingers

 

Steps:

1. Make the expresso first, so that it has time to cool.

2. Use electric mixer to whisk egg yolks and sugar until pale & creamy, approx. 5 mins. Add mascarpone cheese and beat until smooth.  Add 1 tablespoon of expresso and mix until thoroughly combined. I also add the Baileys in at this point.

3. In a small shallow dish, add remaining expresso. Dip each ladyfinger into expresso for 3- 5 seconds, careful not to let it soak for too long or the ladyfinger will disintegrate… very quickly. (The first time I made tiramisu, I lost 6 ladyfingers. RIP.)

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4. Line a container with the expresso-soaked ladyfingers. Spoon the egg yolk + sugar + mascarpone cheese mixture over the 1st layer of ladyfingers. Repeat this step 2- 3 times, depending on the size & depth of your container.

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(I love how the ladyfingers fit perfectly in this cake baking thingy!)

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Mine has three layers. You should have end up with enough mixture to top it all off.

This recipe will yield enough tiramisu for 2 very greedy people, or 4-5 less greedy people. :)

5. Sprinkle with a generous dusting of cocoa powder or semi-sweet chocolate chips, cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate for 6 hours, to set.

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Voila.

 

Its super moist, creamy and yummy!

Who needs ovens??

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